Ph.D. On Campus

Biomedical Engineering

University of Glasgow

48 months
23000 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
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Biomedical Engineering programme offered at University of Glasgow brings together four important research themes associated with advanced medical diagnostics: rehabilitation and assistive technologies, cell and tissue engineering and systems biology.


Biomedical Engineering at University of Glasgow are currently home to 35 research students pursuing PhD in fields as diverse as infectious disease diagnostics for the developing world, brain-computer interfaces, stem cell differentiation using nanotechnology, robots as orthotic aids, and the creation of artificial cells.

Learning outcomes

PhD students in the Biomedical Engineering programme offered at University of Glasgow typically work alongside experienced post-doctoral researchers under the supervision of world leaders in their areas of domain expertise. Students will receive comprehensive training in research in the engineering disciplines associated with their project and the research group’s activities, typically across a range of advanced analytical, numerical and experimental techniques. The Division benefits from strong links to industry as well as to the biomedical sciences and clinical medicine.

Additionally, most PhD projects are multi-disciplinary and offer training across a number of disciplines such as life sciences, mathematics and mechanics. In addition, students will receive a coordinated programme of essential research skills and generic transferable skills that will benefit them in their studies and future careers.

You will be part of a Graduate School which provides the highest level of support to its students.

The overall aim of our Graduate School is to provide a world-leading environment for students which is intellectually stimulating, encourages them to contribute to culture, society and the economy and enables them to become leaders in a global environment.

We have a diverse community of over 750 students from more than 50 countries who work in innovative and transformative disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields. An important part of our work is to bring our students together and to ensure they consider themselves an important part of the University’s academic community.

Being part of our Graduate School community will be of huge advantage to you in your studies and beyond and we offer students a number of benefits in addition to exceptional teaching and supervision, including:

  • A wide-ranging and responsive research student training programme which enables you to enhance your skills and successfully complete your studies.
  • Mobility scholarships of up to £4000 to enable you to undertake work in collaboration with an international partner.
  • A diverse programme of activities which will ensure you feel part of the wider-research community (including our biannual science slam event).
  • A residential trip for all new research students.
  • The opportunity to engage with industry-partners through training, placements and events.
  • Professionally accredited programmes.

Programme Structure

Our research expertise covers the following areas:

  • Advanced Medical Diagnostics & Lab-on-a-chip
  • Advanced diagnostics
  • Lab-on-a-Chip for Developing World diagnostics
  • Micromanipulation for advanced diagnostics
  • Microrheology
  • Cell microtechnologies
  • Synthetic biology
  • Bio-nanophotonics 
  • Biomaterials
  • Advanced Materials
  • Cell Engineering
  • Regenerative Medicine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts/degree certificate 
  • Two references
  • A one-page research proposal
  • CV
  • Name of potential Supervisor

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23000 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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